Whether it’s politics, personalities or analysis Phil Matier is one of best informed insiders in the Bay Area.
In addition to his work with KPIX 5, Matier and fellow journalist Andy Ross co-write a news column for the San Francisco Chronicle. Their column, Matier & Ross, runs Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, offering scoops and insights about one of the most fascinating and trend setting regions in the country. Matier can also be heard on KCBS Radio during morning and afternoon drive time.
“I’ve long said the Bay Area was put here to give the rest of the country something to talk about,” says Matier. “And we don’t let them down.”
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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was targeted, but never charged, by the FBI in the same sting operation involving Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow and state Sen. Leland Yee, according to sources in the mayor’s office. KCBS, KPIX5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains that undercover agents donated to Lee’s campaign.
Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara is officially open. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss yesterday’s opening ceremony. Brown says he was disappointed that there was no evidence of a proper handoff between Candlestick Park and the new stadium.
Oakland City Councilman Noel Gallo says his city is close to losing the A’s because the government officials are undecided about agreeing to a 10-year lease deal proposed by the organization.
Starting in January, gas prices in California will creep up again with much of the additional money generated going toward Gov. Jerry Brown’s embattled high-speed rail project.
The turnout at the polls was so light this morning that our own Insider Phil Matier was the first to vote at his polling place.
Bills that could have a big impact on Bay Area residents have failed this week in the state Senate, including a proposal that would have strengthened the Ellis Act, as it applies to landlords in San Francisco.
A new report by Pew Charitable Trusts shows that California legislators make over $90,000 a year and may still be getting a raise.
Gov. Jerry Brown says California is at “the epicenter” of the effects of a warming planet as the state experiences longer fire seasons and more destructive wildland blazes.
An increase in price during peak morning commute hours doesn’t appear to be stopping people from crossing the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is pitching a new spot for filmmaker George Lucas’s art museum. In our column, Matier & Ross, Andrew Ross and I reported on Thursday that Lee thinks a lot across from Piers 30-32 would be a good spot and he’s enlisting several powerful San Francisco figures for support.